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  •  Absolutely KalHermit, I've known some great cops (1+ / 0-)
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    I was a cab driver for many years and I've had times where LEO were great. I just think that those who perpetrate cruel and degrading treatment of protestors/civilians consciously or not dehumanize those they are supposed to protect as a means of psychological self defense. It's easier to beat, pepper spray someone if you see them as something other, something other than human. It's hard to beat and abuse someone if you see them as a thinking, feeling human being the same as yourself. Not all LEO are like this as I said. But for those who are it's a coping mechanism.

    "Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction." -- Will Rogers

    by Wes Lee on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 06:08:39 PM PST

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